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March was a busy month for Nintendo. With several big releases such as Triangle Strategy, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's season pass kicking off with Wave 1. So it's perhaps no surprise that - even in the wake of Elden Ring - the Switch was Europe's best-selling console in March.

Gameindustry.biz shared the findings in their latest report, mentioning that while overall console sales dropped 39% compared to March 2021 (likely due to stock shortages for Sony and Microsoft), Switch sales actually increased by 9%.

Looking at games, it's not surprising to see Elden Ring and the top of the pile, and the rest of the top five is made up of some mainstays and other popular big 2022 releases. But Kirby's first-ever 3D game has done smashingly well and sits among giants like FIFA 22, even beating the likes of Horizon Forbidden West and Borderlands series spin-off Tiny Tina's Wonderland.

You can check out what games made the top 20 for March in Europe here. And remember, anything with an asterisk means that digital sales figures aren't included, which makes Kirby's position in the charts even more impressive.

Position Title
1 Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)
2
Gran Turismo 7 (Sony)
3 FIFA 22 (EA)
4
Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
5
Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo)*
6
WWE 2K22 (2K Games)
7
Horizon Forbidden West (Sony)
8
Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo)*
9
F1 2021 (EA)
10
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (2K Games)
11
Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
12
Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo)*
13
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
14
Assassin's Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
15
NBA 2K22 (2K Games)
16
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain (Nintendo)*
17
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Nintendo / Mojang)*
18
Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar)
19
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (EA)
20
Triangle Strategy (Square Enix)

April looks to be a little quieter for Nintendo - though Nintendo Switch Sports may shake things up a bit, and Kirby might continue to gobble up the numbers. Time will tell.

[source gamesindustry.biz]